Tips to help you embrace abdominal workouts
You can strengthen your abs without feeling like you’re tackling a daunting workout.
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For some people, crunches and other abdominal muscle workouts are the last thing they’d want to do — so they don’t. “Part of the perception is that it’s difficult. We tend to want to avoid doing things that require effort, especially as we get older, when that’s harder for us,” says Lorna Brown, a physical therapist who specializes in geriatrics at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
But skipping abdominal strengtheners can have a big effect on your mobility and independence — and not for the better.
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